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The botany of desire : A Plant's-Eye View of the World.

Author: Michael Pollan
Publisher: 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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The book that helped make Michael Pollan, the New York Times bestselling author of Cooked and The Omnivore's Dilemma, one of the most trusted food experts in AmericaIn 1637, one Dutchman paid as much for a single tulip bulb as the going price of a town house in Amsterdam. Three and a half centuries later, Amsterdam is once again the mecca for people who care passionately about one particular plant--though this time  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Pollan
ISBN: 9781588360083 1588360083
OCLC Number: 1002156541
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. New York : Random House, 2001. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1094 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 364 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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The book that helped make Michael Pollan, the New York Times bestselling author of Cooked and The Omnivore's Dilemma, one of the most trusted food experts in AmericaIn 1637, one Dutchman paid as much for a single tulip bulb as the going price of a town house in Amsterdam. Three and a half centuries later, Amsterdam is once again the mecca for people who care passionately about one particular plant--though this time the obsessions revolves around the intoxicating effects of marijuana rather than the visual beauty of the tulip. How could flowers, of all things, become such objects of desire that they can drive men to financial ruin? In The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan argues that the answer lies at the heart of the intimately reciprocal relationship between people and plants. In telling the stories of four familiar plant species that are deeply woven into the fabric of our lives, Pollan illustrates how they evolved...

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